Easy DIY Christmas decorations with wooden beads

It’s almost that time of year… mince pies, festive films and a whole lotta Christmas crafting! Of all the Christmas crafts, I think tree decorations are probably where you can have the most fun. There’s no need to make them overly intricate or complicated; simple, easy designs often work the best!

This year, I was inspired to make these very easy DIY Christmas decorations with wooden beads. I tend to go for a rustic wooden theme at Christmas, accented with bold pops of festive red (my wreath from last year is a good example of this). So these decorations will fit in perfectly! Of course, you could paint the beads (or use plastic beads) instead, if you’ve got a different colour scheme.

I’ve made a series of short video tutorials, to show you how to make each decoration. Scroll down to see!

Easy DIY Christmas decorations with wooden beads

Easy DIY Christmas decorations with wooden beads

PART 1: Mini Christmas Wreath

This one is so simple I’m not even sure it needs a tutorial! But somehow, I’d never thought of doing it before… By simply threading beads onto some twine, it’s possible to make a really effective mini Christmas wreath. I’m definitely going to buy more beads and experiment with different alternating colours!

Easy DIY Christmas decorations with wooden beads

PART 2: Geometric Snowman

How cool is this little guy? I love his mini scarf and orange carrot nose! He’s also totally channeling the whole geometric trend. If you wanted to take this a step further, you could even glue a small twig to either side of his body to make arms.

Easy DIY Christmas decorations with wooden beads

PART 3: Classic Bauble

Possibly the simplest of all is the classic bauble. I bought the biggest wooden bead I could find, then threaded some festive twine through it to give it a bit of texture and pattern. It sort of looks like an abstract representation of an orange pomander, which I love!

Easy DIY Christmas decorations with wooden beads

I whipped up all three of these decorations in about half an hour. That means you could make enough to cover your whole Christmas tree in one viewing of Home Alone – now there’s a good Sunday afternoon! Happy Christmas crafting! 🙂 – Mike

Don’t forget to Pin this image so you can make them later!

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